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HEAT publishes three annual reports, corresponding with educational Levels 2 to 4, to investigate the impact of the outreach and inreach delivered by its members on the progression and success of it participants:

HEAT Report Details

Attainment at Key Stage 4 (Level 2)

Report 1

We produce Report 1 to ascertain the impact of outreach delivered by our members on Key Stage 4 attainment.

 

Research suggests that attainment at Key Stage 4 has a profound impact on progression to HE and our members work with many schools to provide pre-16 attainment-raising outreach activities.

 

Report 1 compares the Key Stage 4 attainment of HEAT outreach participants with their school average by matching HEAT data with the Department for Education (DfE) Key Stage 4 data.

 

To read more, download the latest Key Stage 4 Performance report (Report 1), using an aggregate dataset from all matched HEAT member data. Individual HEAT members can access their institution specific Report 1 in the HEAT File Store (subject to sufficient sample size).

 

We have worked with Make Happen, one of the Uni Connect members, to create a practical example demonstrating the potential of Report 1 when used optimally.

Attainment at Key Stage 5 (Level 3)

Report 2

The HEAT dataset is matched with the Department for Education National Pupil Database (NPD) to compare the Key Stage 5 attainment of HEAT outreach participants with their school or college average.

 

A new Key Stage 5 Performance report (Report 2), based an aggregate data from all HEAT members, will soon be available to download from the File Store. Individual members can access their institution specific Report 2 in the HEAT File Store (subject to sufficient sample size).

Progression to Higher Education (Level 4+)

Report 3

Report 3 looks at the effect of outreach delivered by our members on the Higher Education student lifecycle, from access to HE through to employment.

 

For this report the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) match our participant database to their data on enrolment, continuation and attainment, and progression into postgraduate study or employment. This allows us to look at the outcomes of our outreach and inreach participants against the full student lifecycle, from access to employment.

 

To read more, download the latest HESA Track Infographic (Report 3), using an aggregate dataset from all matched HEAT member data. Individual members can access their institution specific Report 3 in the HEAT File Store (subject to sufficient sample size). Members are also able to interrogate their data via their Power BI file and through the flat file of their tracked students.